Dawn Upshaw

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Dawn Upshaw (born July 17, 1960) is an American soprano. The recipient of several Grammy Awards and Edison Prize-winning discs, she performs both opera and art song, and in repertoire from Baroque to contemporary. Many composers, including Osvaldo Golijov, John Harbison, Esa-Pekka Salonen, John Adams, and Kaija Saariaho, have written for her, and her artistic achievements are extensive. In 2007, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 L'elisir d'amore Gaetano Donizetti; Kathleen Battle, Luciano Pavarotti, Leo Nucci, Enzo Dara, Dawn Upshaw, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra , James Levine 5 1
1991 The Girl With Orange Lips Dawn Upshaw 1
1992 Symphony no. 3 Henryk Mikołaj Górecki; Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta, David Zinman 3
1994 I Wish It So Dawn Upshaw 1
1996 White Moon: Songs to Morpheus Dawn Upshaw 1
1996 Dawn Upshaw Sings Rodgers & Hart Dawn Upshaw 1
1997 Forgotten Songs: Dawn Upshaw Sings Debussy Claude Debussy; Dawn Upshaw, James Levine 2
1998 The World So Wide Dawn Upshaw 1
2001 Angels Hide Their Faces: Dawn Upshaw Sings Bach and Purcell Dawn Upshaw 1
2001 LA Variations / Five Images after Sappho / Mania / Gambit / Giro Esa-Pekka Salonen; Dawn Upshaw, Anssi Karttunen, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2004 Voices of Light Olivier Messiaen, Claude Debussy, Osvaldo Golijov, Gabriel Fauré; Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish 5 1
2005 Ayre Osvaldo Golijov; The Andalucian Dogs, Dawn Upshaw 1
2006 Ainadamar Osvaldo Golijov; Dawn Upshaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano 1
2007 Oceana Osvaldo Golijov; Souza, Kronos Quartet, Upshaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chorus, Spano 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Great Opera Moments II Mozart; Bartoli, Fleming, Flórez, Janowitz, Netrebko, Von Otter, Terfel, Upshaw 1

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